Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,770
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls AKA Saint Francis Music Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Morrison
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,770
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,400
Direct expenses
$5,170
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Keyboard Festival will provide area piano teachers the opportunity to be evaluated on their teaching strategies and to receive fresh insights and methods in teaching. The Keyboard Festival will allow area piano students increase their skill level while meeting other piano students, listen to each other play, and interact through fun activities during the Keyboard Festival. Each clinician and teacher is asked to fill out a written evaluation after the completion of the Festival. We encourage parents, students, and volunteers to fill out an evaluation or submit written comments. Following the Festival the Music Center staff and volunteers meet to go over the evaluations and make recommendations for next year which we immediately put in place for the planning. We will track and expect 80% of past teacher participants to attend the 2017 Keyboard Festival and 70% of past student/family participants to return. 30 participating students will perform at a high enough level of proficiency to be a performer in the Honors Concert following the Festival.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful youth arts activity which resulted increased awareness and skill level by participants. In addition, feedback indicated a great appreciation for this event by participants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Keyboard Festival 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Robyn
Last Name
Gray
Organization Name
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls AKA Saint Francis Music Center
Street Address
116 8th Ave SE
City
Little Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56345-3539
Phone
(320) 632-0637
Email
rgray@fslf.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Sue Johnson: retired music teacher and arts activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: Retired Comunity Development Specialist and nonprofit consultant; Millie Engisch: Graphic artist, and nonprofit arts organization leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: retired community development professional and arts advocate; Kayleen Horsma: practicing visual artist and arts supporter; Michael Sander: Former professional theater critic and theater activist; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Sue Johnson: retired music teacher and arts activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: Retired Comunity Development Specialist and nonprofit consultant; Millie Engisch: Graphic artist, and nonprofit arts organization leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: retired community development professional and arts advocate; Kayleen Horsma: practicing visual artist and arts supporter; Michael Sander: Former professional theater critic and theater activist; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No